'American Sniper' Adds $3.8 Million on Wednesday; 'The Boy Next Door' Takes $0.84 MillionJanuary 29, 2015 06:25 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports that American Sniper added another $3.8 million to its haul on Wednesday, down 49 percent from the same day last week. The biopic has earned $213.4 million domestically to-date, putting it just 2.5 percent behind the pace of 2004's The Passion of the Christ. BoxOffice is forecasting a third consecutive weekend victory for the film over the upcoming Super Bowl weekend.

The Boy Next Door took in $0.84 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day total of $17.8 million. That puts it 19.5 percent ahead of star Jennifer Lopez's The Back-Up Plan.

The Wedding Ringer claimed third place on Wednesday with $0.72 million, down 38 percent from the same day last week. The Kevin Hart-led comedy as brought in $41.8 million through its first 13 days of release.

Oscar contender The Imitation Game was up 3 percent from last Wednesday to $0.55 million yesterday. Its domestic total now stands at $62.2 million.

Paddington capped off the top five with $0.45 million, a healthy 20 percent drop from last week. The well-received animated adaptation has gathered $41.6 million at the domestic box office thus far.

Meanwhile, Mortdecai added $0.28 million yesterday -- giving it a six-day cume of $5.16 million. Strange Magic now stands at $6.25 million through six days with its $0.21 million Wednesday take.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 2 - Sun, Jul. 4

Wide (1000+)

1E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial$16,706,59222%1,33152$12,552$86,414,5514Universal
2Firefox$5,406,9495%1,176285$4,598$18,685,9943Warner Bros.
3Rocky III$5,400,5556%1,31785$4,101$35,057,4656MGM/UA
4Blade Runner$5,312,317-14%1,32530$4,009$11,462,3192Warner Bros.
5Annie (1982)$4,989,58210%1,083-19$4,607$16,909,1717Columbia
6Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan$4,524,6230%1,250-45$3,620$39,056,3935Paramount
7Poltergeist (1982)$4,257,7434%1,060149$4,017$25,346,3075MGM